Pennsylvania and Lebanon Area Fair Swine Requirements:

1. A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) issued within the 30 days prior to the opening date of the exhibition is required.

2. All animals must be free of infectious and contagious diseases and a statement of this is required on the CVI. Animals appearing unhealthy upon arrival may not be entered the exhibition grounds.

3. An Animal Owner or Caretaker’s Verification of Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR) statement for the animals be-ing exhibited is included on the Fair registration form. It must be signed by the exhibitor.

4. Individual official identification is required. Official ID includes:

-a Lebanon County ear tag. This must be done by May 15.

Deb Tice, Chairperson—717-926-4273

Please see additional entry requirements on the EXHIBIT page.

Youth Swine Show-Monday, July 24

NOTE: See Champion Bred and Owned 4-H Project Class on page 46.

Market Hog Rules

 1. All swine must meet the PA Dept. of Agriculture health requirements.  See page 16 for health requirements.

2. Health papers must be shown before unloading animals.

3.  All market swine to be shown must be identified with a Lebanon County ear tag and recorded on the official tagging sheet, submitted with 1 color photo per animal.  This form must be submitted to the Lebanon County Extension office no later than May 31 of the current year.

4. Single hog weights:  minimum of 220 pounds and maximum of 290 pounds for all 4-H and FFA market swine.  Hogs not meeting weight requirements will be disqualified.

5. Market class can be barrows and/or gilts.

6. The hogs will be weighed at the Fair and divided into various weight classes with every attempt made to have only one animal per exhibitor per class.

7. Any amount of hogs can be put on feed, but only two exhibited.

8. Youth are responsible for showing their own animals.

9. All 4-H and FFA members must meet requirements for membership to compete.

10. All hogs must have at least 3/4 inch of hair which will be checked at weigh-in.  Any hogs completely body clipped will be disqualified.

11. In order to compete in purebred classes, market swine must be registered as recognized by their respective breed association.  At least 2 purebred market swine of one breed must be shown for that breed to be shown separately.  Single entries in a breed will be shown in the “Other Purebreds” class.



01. Berkshire

02. Chester White

03. Duroc

04. Hampshire

05. Landrace

06. Poland China

07. Spotted Swine

08. Yorkshire

09. Crossbred

10. Other Purebreds

**Weight classes will be decided at Fair.


01. Individual Market Hog

Premiums: 1st-$12.00; 2nd-$10.00; 3rd-$9.00; 4th-$7.00; 5th-$6.00

ENTRY FEE: $1.20



Showmanship and Fitting Rules

1. 4-H and FFA members may show an animal in the fitting and showing contest, provided it has been carried as a project and is owned by the exhibitor.

2. The exhibitor may not show the same animal for 4-H and FFA.


01. Ages 18

02. Age 17

03. Age 16

04. Age 15

05. Age 14

06. Age 13

07. Age 12

08. Age 11

09. Age 10

10. Age 9

11. Age 8

Premiums: 1st-$10.00; 2nd-$8.00; 3rd-$6.00; 4th-$4.00; 5th-$2.00; All Others Worthy-$1.00





01. Out of School

02. In School

Premiums: 1st-$10.00; 2nd-$8.00; 3rd-$6.00; 4th-$4.00; 5th-$2.00; All Others Worthy-$1.00